AHIP Statement on Medicare Advantage
posted by Clare Krusing
on February 19, 2016
For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, CMS released proposed 2017 payment rates and policies for Medicare Advantage. While we continue to review the notice to determine the impact, below is a statement from AHIP President and CEO Marilyn Tavenner:
“More than 360 members of Congress and 2 million seniors in the Coalition for Medicare Choices urged CMS to protect Medicare Advantage from any further cuts. While we are in the process of carefully reviewing all of these provisions, we will be looking closely at any proposals that would undermine health plans’ care coordination and disease management programs, especially for low-income individuals. It’s critically important that the agency finalize policies that ensure the long-term stability and continued growth of the program for millions of beneficiaries who depend on Medicare Advantage for their coverage.”
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